Summer is the perfect time for having fun with your family and exploring the world. However, things can get difficult if you are travelling with kids and don’t have experience taking kids outside during blazing hot days. 

The nine summer travelling tips mentioned in this blog will help you plan the perfect travel with kids – keep reading to find more!


Choose the Right Gear

Not having the right things with you will only make it difficult to manage things when you’re outside with kids. For example, if you don’t have a stainless steel water bottle, you will find it difficult to keep yourself and your kids hydrated. 

Keep little details in mind and list down the gear you are going to need so you don’t face problems on your trip. 


Go Easy on Packing

You don’t necessarily need to pack everything in your luggage when going out on a summer trip with your lovely kids. 

It’s better to only pack the essentials so you can avoid the hassle of carrying heavy bags. Choose sturdy but lightweight items that can easily be stuffed in a bag so you are less concerned about luggage and more focused on having quality time. 


Prepare Your Kids Mentally For Travel

Don’t forget that kids might have concerns about going on a long trip during the hot days of summer. If you want to ensure that your kids don’t panic during the trip, you have to know what’s going on in their minds to avoid problems. 

This is why you should ask questions from your kids about what’s on their minds regarding the trip. Try providing convincing answers to kids so they are mentally prepared and enjoy the experience of travelling during summer. 


Consider Going on a Short Trip

It’s better to put your summer trip planning to the test by going on a short trip. Most of the challenges you face on a short trip will also be present on a long trip as well. The challenges you face and the experiences you go through will help you develop a better plan for a long trip. 

Consider going on a day trip so you can put things to the test in a short time and ensure you don’t run into problems during your next trip. 


Be Flexible About Changes

Going on a long trip with kids means that you cannot have a foolproof plan for all the challenges. To ensure that you don’t face problems and that your kids stay safe on the trip, you need to prioritize flexibility when planning. 

For example, if you go on a long road trip, you should avoid trying your luck if the weather is not favourable for travelling. It’s better to prioritize comfort and safety to ensure that you don’t run into an emergency situation. 


Keep All Information in One Place

You won’t be able to do things as planned if you don’t have a proper sketch of what you are going to do on the trip. To ensure that you don’t forget about anything important, you should consider having all information in your notepad or your smartphone. 

It’s better to keep notes both on your notepad and your smartphone so you can refer to your planning if your phone’s battery dies out. Ask your kids to stick with the plan and avoid forcing their way to ensure that there are no unforeseen circumstances. 


Discuss Things with Your Kids

It’s important to make your kids feel confident about the long journey during summer days. The best way you can boost the confidence of your kids is by including them in the planning process. You should ask kids about what route to choose and what activities to spend time on during the trip. 

Exchanging ideas will not only boost the confidence of your kids but also make them more interested in the trip itself. Keep the communication two-way, and avoid forcing your decisions and preferences on your kids to boost their morale. 


Surprise Your Kids with Unscheduled Fun

You don’t have to do everything as planned on the summer trip with your kids. To ensure that your kids can have a fun time, you need to include the element of surprise in the trip. Doing so will allow your kids to be fascinated by your planning and make the trip memorable. 

The surprise activities you include don’t have to be risky for your kids. Keep the safety factor on top of your mind when you plan anything during the summer trip. 


Make Healthy Food Decisions 

Your kids might insist on consuming processed foods all the time. However, as a parent, it is your job to ensure that your kids prefer healthy eating habits and consume foods that can keep them healthy on the trip. 

Try taking some ingredients and a simple cooking set up so you can prepare healthy foods for yourself and your kids. 


About Jennie McNichol

After spending 11 years in London working in the television industry for the BBC, Jennie McNichol made the move to Perth in 2010. As the Co-Founder and Editor of Buggybuddys, she has been able to use her experience and passion for helping families to create a trusted online resource for parents across Perth.
Jennie is the proud mother of two daughters, aged 14 & 12 and is a big advocate of the family-friendly lifestyle that Perth has to offer.

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